Mark Arcobello, left, defenseman Kris Letang, center, and right wing Steve Downie celebrate a goal by Downie Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets  at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins won, 5-3.

Gene Collier: Kris Letang's stellar play a sight for sore Penguins

Kris Letang's appearance on the ice in Tuesday’s game did more than just give the Penguins a recognizable force they could lean on.

about 12 hours ago

 LeGarrette Blount, the of the Steelers, is taken down by Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb during a game at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014.

Ron Cook: Steelers still right for letting LeGarrette Blount walk

New England RB LeGarrette Blount finds new football life as well as happiness and success since quitting on the Steelers.

about 12 hours ago

High school basketball highlights: No. 1 Mars holds on with free throw

Alex Gruber made 1 of 2 free throws with one second left to lift No. 1 Mars to a 61-60 win against visiting Highlands in Section 1.

about 12 hours ago

No. 17 West Virginia wins on road

The Mountaineers won at Kansas State to improve to 5-2 in the Big 12.

about 12 hours ago

 Travis Snider, seen here before a rain delay against the Chicago Cubs in 2014, is now a Baltimore Oriole.

Bob Smizik: In senseless deal, Pirates trade Snider to Baltimore

Contenders don’t trade key players off their 25-man roster for marginal prospects.

about 7 hours ago

 Duquesne's Jeremiah Jones and St. Bonaventure's Dion Wright battle for a loose ball during a game at the A. J. Palumbo Center on Jan. 22.

Road proves tough for young Duquesne

The Duquesne men’s basketball team, which struggles on the road, faces a big challenge tonight at Richmond, led by guard Kendall Anthony.

about 12 hours ago

 Robert Rohanna was a standout golfer at Waynesburg High School and Penn State before turning pro.

Golf Channel's ‘Big Break’ show features local player

Waynesburg native and former Penn State golfer Robert Rohanna, 28, will be on Golf Channel’s “Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL” show.

about 12 hours ago

 Cory Batey

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.

about 12 hours ago

Patriots owner says he expects team to be cleared of under-inflated football charge

A fiery Robert Kraft defended his team’s actions and integrity and said he expects the NFL to apologize once the investigation is over.

1 day ago

Texas WR Gentry Ivery commits to Pitt

Ivery is the seventh member of Pitt's recruiting class to commit to new coach Pat Narduzzi. All seven have come in the past week.

about 18 hours ago

 Center Marcel Goc was traded to St. Louis Tuesday.

Penguins notebook: Marcel Goc traded to St. Louis for Maxim Lapierre

The Penguins acquired center Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Marcel Goc.

about 14 hours ago

 Virginia Tech forward Christian Beyer reacts after he scored  against the Panthers in the second half  at Cassell Coliseum.

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, 70-67, in overtime

The Panthers couldn’t stop Virginia Tech’s first conference win of the season and it broke Pitt’s streak of overtime wins at seven games.

about 12 hours ago

 Penguins winger David Perron takes slap shot against the Jets in the second period at the Consol Energy.

Penguins beat Jets, 5-3, to break losing streak

Two power-play goals in the third period helped the Penguins snap a four-game losing streak and beat the Winnipeg Jets.

about 13 hours ago

 Pirates outfielder Travis Snider makes a between the legs catch during morning workouts at Pirate City in  Bradenton Florida.

Pirates trade outfielder Snider to Orioles

The Pirates sent Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-hander Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later.

about 14 hours ago

Pens activate Patric Hornqvist from injured reserve

Hornqvist suffered the injury after being hit by a puck during a 3-0 home loss to the Capitals Dec. 27.

about 20 hours ago

 Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel greets former teammate LeGarrette Blount, now a running back for the New England Patriots, at Super Bowl media day on Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix.

Patriots' Blount says he did not orchestrate getting cut by Steelers

Blount is having the last laugh. He not only did not miss a paycheck, he became the rare NFL player to play in 17 regular season games.

about 20 hours ago

 Chad Brown, shown here in his second stint as a Steelers linebacker, also played under Bill Belichick in New England.

Former Steeler Chad Brown says he learned from the best — Bill Belichick

Brown also played for New England coach Bill Belichick, whom, he says, taught him more about football than anybody else.

1 day ago

 Sidney Crosby will set out tonight's game against Winnipeg after getting an injection and skipping the NHL All-Star Game.

Patchwork Penguins lineup will face Jets

It's a mixed bag of injury news for Penguins after they hold their first post-All-Star Game practice.

1 day ago

Penguins' Letang hopes Rinaldo sees light

Flyers Zac Rinaldo gets eight-game suspension for a hit against Penguins defenseman Kris Letang last week.

1 day ago

 Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addresses the media Monday during a press conference in preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX.

Ron Cook: Forget the Patriots -- Seahawks are hard to like

It’s easy to dislike coach Bill Belichick and his Patriots, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll and his Seahawks are more detestable.

1 day ago

 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls out a play to his team as they take on Louisville in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt makes quick ACC turnaround

With Virgina Tech on the horizon, the Panthers have little time to wallow after losing to No. 10 Louisville.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: What to do with Walker?

Frank Coonelly was answering questions from Dan Zangrilli on The Fan Saturday morning and one of them concerned the future status of Neil

1 day ago

Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 27

Box scores from Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

about 13 hours ago

 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the basket against Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Montrezl Harrell in the second half Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Don't expect much from Pitt vs. quality teams

The Panthers lost by double digits to a superior Louisville team on national television, as expected.

2 days ago

  Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci will go to Pitt instead of Penn of the Ivy League.

Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci commits to Pitt

High school notebook: He becomes the first WPIAL recruit for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi; Kittanning’s Nick Bowers will go to Penn State.

1 day ago

 Zac Rinaldo

Flyers' Rinaldo suspended 8 games for hit on Penguins' Letang

Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo was suspended eight games by the NHL for boarding and charging Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

1 day ago

Penguins recall four from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Of the players recalled, Andrew Ebbett (18 games) has seen the most playing time in the NHL this season.

1 day ago

 New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula is a 1985 graduate of Steel Valley High School.

Ironman legacy endures in new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula

The West Homestead native and Steel Valley High School graduate continues to carry on a tradition of Ironmen in the NFL.

2 days ago

 Troy Polamalu leaps over the Ravens, Kyle Juszczyk during the  AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 3, 2015.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 1.26.14

Ray takes your questions on the potential Steelers draft picks, what the lineup might look like in 2015 and gives a Super Bowl prediction.

1 day ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury gives up one of the seven goals he allowed Sunday night in the NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury takes All-Star Game jeers in stride

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had a rough night on the ice, including boos from the Columbus crowd, but enjoyed his All-Star weekend.

2 days ago

 Chicago's Duncan Keith scores against Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the NHL All-Star Game Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio.

All-Star Game notebook: Hometown favorite Ryan Johansen selected MVP

Perhaps he didn't have the best game Sunday night in Columbus, but Blue Jackets standout Ryan Johansen took home MVP honors.

2 days ago

 Nick Bowers flipped from Pitt to Penn State this week.

Football recruit Nick Bowers switches commitment from Pitt to Penn State

Bowers, from Kittanning, is the third recruit to commit to Penn State since Sunday, boosting James Franklin’s pledge to dominate the state.

1 day ago

Robert Morris men's hockey ranked again

The Colonials, in first place in Atlantic Hockey at 14-3-3 (17-5-4 overall), reclaimed a spot in the USCHO weekly poll, coming in at No. 20.

1 day ago

 Lincoln Park’s Nelly Cummings drives to the basket Sunday against Chartiers Valley at Montour.

Pittsburgh Basketball Classic: Sidekicks help Chartiers Valley beat Lincoln Park

Star guard Matty McConnell was stellar again but it was his right-hand men who helped Chartiers Valley get past formidable foe Lincoln Park.

2 days ago

 Burrell's Alan Beattie, left, said he believes the top-seeded Buccaneers can win the WPIAL Class AA team title again.

High school wrestling notebook: New homes for team titles?

There could be some fresh faces and new teams taking home the gold in the WPIAL playoffs that begin this week.

2 days ago

Basketball Box Scores: Jan. 26

Box scores from Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

1 day ago

 Louisville guard Chris Jones works around Pitt forward Jamel Artis in the first half Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

No. 10 Louisville buries Pitt with hot shooting in ACC clash

Pitt’s strategy against the 10th-ranked Louisville Cardinals seemed to be simple – make them shoot from the outside, but it didn’t work.

2 days ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury, the lone Penguins representative, gave up seven goals in the second period for losing side Team Foligno in the NHL All-Star Game Sunday night.

Team Toews beats Team Foligno in NHL All-Star Game

Team Jonathan Toews beat Team Nick Foligno, 17-12, Sunday in the NHL All-Star Game.

2 days ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury at NHL All-Star Game festivities.

Penguins' Fleury stellar in skills event

NHL All-Star weekend: Penguins goaltender stops 8 of 10 shots in shootout event.

3 days ago

 New Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler.

Defensive coordinator Butler taught intricacies to many, now gets chance to do more

Keith Butler always knew what to do on the field, and now brings that knowledge and leadership to the Steelers’ defensive coordinator role.

3 days ago

 Reason to shout: Maurkice Pouncey returned to All-Pro form in 2014

Steelers offensive line finds footing at long last

The offensive line hasn’t often been a strength for the Steelers, but if its performance in 2014 is any indication, that could change.

3 days ago

 For the Super Bowl, each team receives 108 footballs in the weeks leading up to the game — roughly two for each player on their roster, and 54 must be delivered to the officials for use in the Super Bowl game.

On the Steelers: Issues with footballs have simple solution

The Patriots controversy of the past week has taught us much about the procedure for NFL footballs, but there seems to be an easy fix there.

3 days ago

 Gary Bettman announced plans for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the first since 2004, with some tweaks to the format.

Bettman announces plans for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the first since 2004, will take place in Toronto from Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2016.

3 days ago

 Sidney Crosby is tied for third in the NHL with 51 points, along with Penguins teammate Evgeni Malkin.

On the Penguins: The other race

The Penguins are chasing the Islanders, but they're also chasing a bit of history: another NHL scoring title.

3 days ago

RMU hockey teams prevail

The Colonials men edge Holy Cross, 2-1, while the women break out with six goals in the second period to rout Lindenwood, 7-1.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

3 days ago

 Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has her work cut out for her in dealing with the department's financial situation.

Big Ten sanctions continue to hurt Penn State

The NCAA lifted sanctions, but the Big Ten still imposes financial penalties on Penn State, which can't collect shared revenue from bowls.

3 days ago

 Pitt's Michael Young will likely be matched up with Louisville star Montrezl Harrell early and often.

Pitt has prime chance at home against No. 10 Louisville

With star Montrezl Harrell and No. 10 Louisville coming to town today, the Panthers have another shot at a momentum-building victory.

3 days ago

Hunters turning to manual loading for several reasons,but saving money is No. 1

Demand for some popular ammunition caused huge manufacturer backlogs that led to sharp increases in wholesale and retail prices.

3 days ago

Lady Panthers outlast Boston College

Brianna Kiesel had 29 points and eight assists to lift Pitt past Boston College, 78-70, Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

3 days ago


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